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Travel is back and we are growing… Impressive Business Development Manager sought for our trade media business.


ABOUT US
Travel Gossip is a fast-growing travel trade media brand offering travel industry news, social media marketing, trade events and travel agent rewards .

We are looking for an experienced sales-focussed individual to join the sales team to develop business, manage accounts and attend events.  You will report directly to the existing Head of Sales.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • You will be responsible for acquiring new business from new clients, dormant clients and existing clients through effective business development and client relationship management
  • Identify new areas for lead generation to foster new opportunities and revenue growth
  • Effective and diligent management of the company’s CRM system
  • Create in-depth market knowledge of key decision-makers, budget holders, budget dates, upcoming RFPs within our sector etc.
  • Manage existing clients and provide proactive support and attentive account management
  • Sell a wide range of digital products to the travel trade, adapting behaviour accordingly to secure business
  • Attend travel networking events on behalf of the business in UK and overseas
  • Host a small number of agent roadshow events around the country
  • Create and send professional, bespoke client proposals
  • Support sales activity via effective social media activity on your personal and company profiles
  • Updating weekly KPI & weekly activity updates
  • Meet your sales targets

 

CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS

  • Extensive client-facing experience, with a background in sales, business development and account management
  • Experience in dealing with a wide range of businesses and organisations in the travel, tourism and hospitality sectors including tourism boards, travel suppliers, cruise, airlines, tour operators, hospitality brands, PR & representation companies and trade bodies
  • Ability to actively manage relationships with prospective clients from initial conversation through the close
  • Proactive with the ability to work on your own
  • Technical, digital and social media know-how
  • Strong IT applications experience e.g. Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Mailchimp, CRM (Hubspot)
  • Attention to detail with exceptional written English
  • Friendly, outgoing, professional manner with great presentation skills
  • Savvy negotiator with the ability to think outside the box to secure business
  • Experience in either trade media sales, travel industry or travel trade account management is preferred but not essential

HOURS: Full time or Part Time

SALARY & COMMISSION: Base salary: £25k-30k plus OTE up to 50k

LOCATION: Homebased – Anywhere in the UK. Greater London region preferred due to the number of travel event opportunities which arise.

START DATE: mid-April 2022

Applications to jobs@travelgossip.co.uk

Please Note: Due to high volumes of applications, only successful applicants will be contacted.